News / Scores

  • What's Special About Specialty Coffee?

    What's Special About Specialty Coffee?

    Cupping scores are a reliable measure of the quality of coffee, an internationally recognised measure by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America). The system, based on a 100-point scale allows coffee lovers to gain insight into the quality of the roast through classifications from very low "off-grade" coffees through to "super premium speciality coffee". The SCAA defines specialty coffee as "the highest quality green coffee beans roasted to their greatest flavour potential by true craftspeople and then properly brewed to well-established SCAA developed standards". To be classed a speciality coffee, the roast must score 80 points or above, a standard that only...

    Read more →